Odessa Joe Warren Willmon, age 78, of Odessa, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at Hospice House. He was born July 1, 1928 in Harris County to Warren Lee and Ada Lucille Willmon.
Joe graduated from Andrews High School in 1945. He served four years in the Army Air Corps in WWII. He married Jerry Hammonds, December 1949 in Carlsbad, NM. He was a mud engineer for M I Drilling Fluid Company.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jerry Hammonds Willmon, his parents, brothers, Miah Willmon and Walter Robert Bingham.
He is survived by his son, Curtis Willmon of Midland; daughter, Toni Robbins of Odessa; brothers, Edward Willmon of Monahans and Larac Bingham of Cypress; sister, Belinda Simpson of Kingwood; grandson, Bobby Robbins of The Woodlands, TX; and great-grandchildren, Cooper and Alexalyn Robbins.
He is also survived by longtime companion, Dorothy Presley of Odessa and children, Marla Cooper and T.J. Ballinger of Odessa, David and Sam Presley of Mesa, AZ and Daryl and Carla Presley of San Angelo.
A family visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2007, at Frank Wilson Funeral Directors.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007, in the chapel of Frank Wilson Funeral Directors with Dr. Jimmy Braswell officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Hospice House Foundation, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, TX 79761.
Services are entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.